Houston County commissioners gathered to discuss a future new hire.
Commissioners met four months ago to begin the search for a new administrative officer.
The primary function of the position is preparing budgets and managing day-to-day operations.
Commission Chairman Mark Culver says sifting through the applications lets everyone's opinions be heard and allows them to move forward in the hiring process.
County commissioners will meet again on Thursday to whittle down the list of candidates even more.
The final decision should be made by the beginning of November.